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St Joseph'sCatholic Primary & Nursery School

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Miss Berry is our Teacher


Mrs Crenol is our class Teaching Assistant, she works Tuesday-Friday.

Mrs Green is our class Teaching Assistant on a Monday.

Miss Cooper is our class PPA Cover Teacher she teaches us 9-12am on a Thursday morning.


Our Summer Term Topic is

'Where in the World?' 


 In our Topic lessons the children will …


-Name and locate the world’s seven continents. 

 –Identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods of time (History of flight).   

-Know about significant individuals who have contributed to flight – The Wright Brothers.                           -Compare similarities and difference between Burnham-on-Sea and a country in Africa (Kenya).                  -Compare weather patterns between the UK and Africa.                                          

-Sort and label key human and physical features on photographs.                                                            

-Use directional language to talk through a map.                                                                                 

-Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of my school and its grounds (Journey string).



Our science work will focus on  'Living things and their habitats' .


The children will learn ...

-How to compare things that are living from things that are dead or have never been alive.

-How animals are suited to the habitats they live in.

-How to identify a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats.

-How animals get food from plants and other animals and naming different sources of food.

-How a simple food chain works.


This will be handed out on a Friday and is due back in the following Friday at the very latest. Where possible, homework will link to work being covered in class.


Spellings are also handed out on a Friday ready for a test the following Friday. Please make sure the children are practicing their spellings every week.


Share a story journal

Every week on a Friday, one child from the class will bring home the 'Share a story journal'. This is a further opportunity for you to read with your child while enjoying a nice cup of 'hot chocolate' (provided by the school). If it is your turn to complete the journal, we ask that it is returned on the Monday so that teachers have a chance to look over any work that has been completed.    



PE is currently on a Tuesday and a Friday (Gymnastics). Please ensure your child has the correct kit (including daps or trainers) on these days.


Reading Books

We are continuing to improve children's reading fluency and comprehension. Please continue to hear your child read as often as possible and use the question based bookmarks to support this process. We encourage children to change reading books as regularly as possible. Please ensure you record any reading that takes place at home with a simple comment inside the small blue/green book (Reading Record). Finished books can be placed inside the classroom crate on a daily basis but they will not be changed unless the reading record has been written in.